Features & Specs2020 Hyundai Elantra2020 Toyota Corolla
Top Engine Power (hp)201169
Stock Engine City/Highway Fuel Economy (mpg)31/4129/37
Cargo Capacity (cubic ft)14.413.1
Interior Volume (cubic ft)110.288.6

2020 Hyundai Elantra vs 2020 Toyota Corolla near Dover, DE

The modern-day sedan is a vehicle that exudes convenience, with a strong fuel economy to last longer on the road and comfortable interiors for small groups. In today's market, there are two sedans that catch our eye as being top picks, the 2020 Hyundai Elantra, and the 2020 Toyota Corolla that both are exceptional options. Each houses a wealth of modern technology that enhances comfort and convenience while toting powertrains that clock in great performance overall. In this review, we'll hash out the details and decide which would be our pick for the better sedan option.

2020 Hyundai Elantra Power & Handling

Hyundai has taken the important aspects of a sedan powertrain and taken it a step further bringing the performance of the Elantra to new heights. We see a selection of a multitude of 4-cylinder engines brought in throughout the trim models, starting with a 2.0-liter inline-4 engine that comes standard with the lower trim levels. This capable starting engine can push out 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque while achieving a city/highway fuel economy of 31/41 mpg. Hyundai gives you options also with the Elantra, with a couple of turbocharged variants and a tuned inline-4 each clocking in great fuel economy and improved power. Most notable is the 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-4 that can push out upwards of 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque which offers responsive feedback to turning and acceleration. Most of the engines also come with stop/start functionality which works with the Smartstream intelligent variable transmission to enhance the overall fuel economy of the Elantra.

2020 Toyota Corolla Power & Handling

Toyota builds in a decent lineup of engines with the Corolla, that benchmark pretty well on average to other sedan's on the market. We see a selection of 4-cylinder engines offered throughout the various trim models, but no turbocharged variants which show us a dip in the power overall compared to Hyundai's Elantra. The stock engine we find in the Corolla is a 1.8-liter inline-4 engine that can push out a sufficient 139 horsepower and 126 lb-ft of torque. Both of these performance-based outputs fall underneath the Elantra's impressive stock engine, and also offer a lower city/highway fuel economy only reaching 29/37 mpg. If you pay more for a higher trim model, you can get a slightly larger 2.0-liter inline-4, but the power output is significantly less than the turbocharged engines we see Hyundai bring in to the Elantra.

2020 Hyundai Elantra Features & Design

The Elantra is designed for comfort and convenience, packed with modern features and technologies that enhance the driving experience. Hyundai starts with the core design of the sedan's chassis, opening up the interior to be roomy and spacious with over 110 cubic feet of volume. The stock Elantra also works in a great depth of starting features, such as daytime running lights, fully automatic dual-zone climate control, split-folding rear seats for flexible storage options, remote keyless entry, a full Bluetooth voice recognition system with built-in mic and controls directly into the steering wheel, variable/intermittent windshield wipers, a full infotainment system with smartphone integration, and much more!

2020 Toyota Corolla Features & Design

The Corolla spreads out its features across a multitude of trim models to offer a sense of progression the higher up you go. The interior room is comparable to most other sedans, providing decent headspace but not as much as we see with the Elantra. The feature list with the Corolla integrates a lot of modern technology we see common on today's market, including split-folding rear seating, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power door locks, standard air conditioning, an infotainment system with audio controls, and a slew of standard safety features. The Corolla misses out on some big comfort/convenience-based features that we see with the base Elantra model, including dual-zone automatic climate control, variable/intermittent windshield wipers, remote keyless entry, and other features. These features are seen at higher trim models of the Corolla but require a more expensive model to be purchased to include them.


The 2020 Hyundai Elantra and 2020 Toyota Corolla are two of the best modern sedans on the road, bringing decent powertrains and packed interiors. The Corolla has a fuel economy on each of its engines but doesn't quite measure up to the fuel economy or power output of the Elantra's powertrain selection. The Elantra also has a roomier interior that is packed with even more features. Overall, we have to give the 2020 Hyundai Elantra the win here in this matchup, with an impressive feature selection and high-performance powertrains. If you are interested in learning more, check out our other reviews or give us a call and schedule a test drive with one of our friendly dealers today!

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